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December 2016

So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 15 December 2016, 7:30 pm

Our regular evening when ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

A night of revelations and inspiration, through the simple power of storytelling. Come and hear what’s happening around you.

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Omnibus’ Christmas Take Away Art Fair

Mon 12 – Sun 18 Dec, 10am – 6pm

We are launching our debut Takeaway Art Fair this Christmas. The week long exhibition, held between 12 – 18 December, will be a great place to discover unique artwork and find that perfect Christmas gift.

Expect to see work by over 20 local, new and up and coming artists with prices from £20. Items for sale, which will be hung around The Common Room space, include prints, paintings, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, cards, bags and badges.

Highlights include an opportunity to own catwalk drawings from Sue Dray, respected lecturer of illustration at the London College of Fashion; photographic prints from Erica Echenburg, one time photographic journalist for the NME and Melody Maker, renowned for her iconic punk photograpy taken during the glory days at the Roxy in the 1970s, and discover new artists including local digital artist Simon Currell. His work, inspired by kitsch, repetition and homogeneity uses photographic imagery to create large scale photographic collages. His unique interpretation of the Queen on closer inspection is a collage of hundreds of photographs of flats in Peckham.

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Otto & The Robin

Thu 1 - Sun 18 Dec (excl. 5 & 12 Dec),
11am & 1.30pm (School Days) / 11am & 2pm (Weekends)

You are invited to the Piddle under Puddle annual Christmas party! Everyone will be there. Well nearly everyone… Otto would like to go, but he’s just too shy. Then one day a robin flies in through Otto’s window and changes his life forever.

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January 2017
Free

Brian McClure, Artist in Residence – Travels in Clapham

Wed 4 Jan - Tue 7 Feb, 10am-6pm

Brian McClure, Artist in Residence Travels in Clapham Omnibus presents new work by Brian McClure, Artist in Residence. Brian has been with Omnibus since he dropped in one Saturday afternoon…

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Bow Wow Shop: Lorca

Mon 9 January, 7:30 pm

Deep Song: A Celebration of Federico Garcia Lorca Poet and Journalist Michael Glover continues his series exploring artistic interpretations of major figures and themes. Artist and film-maker Chiara Ambrosio discusses…

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Will Gibson Septet

Sun 15 January, 7:30 pm

Will Gibson is joined by a number of musicians including those on his debut album Facets. The tunes draw from a number of different genres, most notably jazz, funk and classical. This will be the first date of 2017 continuing the UK tour, and featuring a phenomenal entourage of first class musicians.

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Engine Room

Thu 19 January, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including award-winning poet and performer Amy Acre, theatre and documentary film from Kluane Saunders, and the darkly comic Alexandra Donnachie.

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WOW! Said The Owl

Sun 22 Jan, 11am, 1pm, 2.45pm

Based on the acclaimed children’s book by writer Tim Hopgood, Wow! Said the Owl explores the wow-wow world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

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Old Hat Jazz Band

Sun 22 January, 7:30 pm

Old Hat play stomping and swinging songs of their own making, drenched in the blues and vitality of the 20s and 30s jazz. Their dynamic group improvisation and singable melodies make them an enchanting and delightful band to dance to or to listen to.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 26 January, 7:30 pm

Six storytellers each have ten-minutes to tell their extraordinary story. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.

Your stories told live.

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary evening with the power of words.

Storytellers to be announced.

Find out more »

Séance Fiction

Fri 27 January, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train this Halloween and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sat 28 January, 7:30 pm

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey, Casting the Runes) present Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 29 January, 1:00 pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

It’s the perfect way get over the night before. Bring your friends, bring the papers and let our soothing jazz sounds waft you away to paradise.

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Rob Barron Quartet

Sun 29 January, 7:30 pm

This will be a night of feel good swinging music from the UK’s finest, not to be missed! With regular appearances at the Ronnie Scott’s Late Late Show and a sell out show at the London Jazz Festival, the group has gained a reputation as one of the finest new hard bop groups on the scene.

The Rob Barron Quartet features some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians: Rob Barron on piano, Colin Oxley on Guitar, Jeremy Brown on Bass and Josh Morrison on drums. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, the group focuses on fresh new arrangements of classic jazz songs from Rodgers and Hart to Stevie Wonder, drawing influence from the great groups of Wes Montgomery, Wynton Kelly and Cedar Walton.

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February 2017

Mizuta Trio

Sun 5 February, 4:00 pm

Mizuta Trio are an emerging young String Trio who met at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. They enjoy performing new repertoire alongside the great classics. Amongst them ranks the talented Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016.

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Sisterhood: LGBT+ Art Exhibition

6-28 February, 10.00am-6.00pm

A visual art exhibition celebrating LGBTQ+ history month, around the theme of sisterhood.

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Forbidden Love

Wed 8 February, 7:30 pm

“The gifted singer Jessica Walker” (New York Times) presents a provocative evening of gay love songs in times of repression, in her uniquely androgynous performance style. The new arrangements for voice, piano and accordion are accompanied by MD Joseph Atkins.

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Out of Sight

Thu 9 February, 7:30 pm

Iron Hoof Productions presents a reading of an extract of David Dandridge’s new play New Cross Spartacus, which explores the displacement and isolation of individuals, particularly older gay men, amid the increasing gentrification of once overlooked areas of London.

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Queer Shorts

Fri 10 February, 7:30 pm

Whip out your most sparkly attire for a night of thought-shaking filmmaking and theatricality!

Queer Shorts is a brand new variety night as part of our Unnatural Acts festival. Stick around after the shorts for a post-show panel discussion with artists and creatives.

Full programme to be announced.

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Stamp

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Feb, 9.30pm

Join us for a bit of irreverent cabaret theatre that flies in the face of gender rules, brushes aside political correctness and embraces chaos, humour and heckling. Hosted by the love-child of Sandi…

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The Mansformation Workshop

Sat 11 February, 3:00 pm

Pecs is an ever-growing collective of Drag Kings who love nothing more than to put on handsome cabaret shows for the queer and curious of London town. With more than…

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The Conscious Uncoupling

Sat 11 February, 7:30 pm

In an increasingly serial monogamous society, we all face the possibility of more serious breakups in a lifetime than ever before.

In a brand new solo theatre and storytelling show, Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting over a shared love of Richard Hawley music and the London skyline with their eventual breakup emails and the visits of three ghosts from our romantic future, past and present.

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Deco Ensemble

Sun 12 February, 4:00 pm

A special Valentine’s Day concert from the Deco Ensemble with the music of love – tango! Enjoy a unique selection of Piazzolla’s most beautiful music, as well as traditional and modern tangos.

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Fish Eye

Wed 22 February, 7:30 pm

Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war.

Join our busy-body hero as she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects – that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist. A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 23 February, 7:30 pm

Six storytellers each have ten-minutes to tell their extraordinary story. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.

Your stories told live.

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary evening with the power of words.

Storytellers to be announced.

Find out more »

Engine Room

Fri 24 February, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including sci-fi adventurer Georgia Murphy, Omnibus Associate Artists High Hearted Theatre, and a blazing punk fairytale from Sally Pomme Clayton with Georgia Kalogeropoulou.

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Ensonglopedia of Science

Sat 25 Feb 11am & 2.30pm

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme.

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Séance Fiction

Sat 25 February, 7:30 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 26 February, 1:00 pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

It’s the perfect way get over the night before. Bring your friends, bring the papers and let our soothing jazz sounds waft you away to paradise.

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Caravela

Sun 26 February, 7:30 pm

With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving impressionistic Portuguese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life.

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March 2017

Heart of Darkness

Thu 2 - Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Sun 5 Mar, 4pm

Following their sold-out show in the Autumn, Scandal and Gallows return with their gripping one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired Apocalypse Now, for six performances. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the Congo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism.

★★★★★
“Great things will come of this company.”
British Theatre Guide

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Sun 5 March, 7:30 pm

The Misha Mullov-Abbado Group is made up of some of the finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London, and under Misha’s direction the group performs his original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences.

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Bow Wow Shop: Coleridge

Mon 6 March, 7:30 pm

In Pursuit of the Ancient Mariner: A Celebration of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We explore the life of Coleridge, the master storyteller whose poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner takes us on a transforming journey from fascination to fear.

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Heart of Darkness

Thu 2 - Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Sun 5 Mar, 4pm

Following their sold-out show in the Autumn, Scandal and Gallows return with their gripping one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired Apocalypse Now, for six performances. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the Congo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism.

★★★★★
“Great things will come of this company.”
British Theatre Guide

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Elephant & Castle

Fri 10 March, 7:30 pm

Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Does your sleep talk even make sense? And could it just be that you analyse your relationships in a way that’s more honest than you do when you’re awake? That’s the dangerous premise behind Elephant and Castle, a new, experimental show that springs from two years of recorded sleep talk. Using live music and extracts from those recordings, Elephant and Castle is a show about how honest it’s possible to be and have your relationship survive.

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Man Overboard Quintet

Sun 12 March, 7:30 pm

Get ready for an evening of infectious, melodic swing. Man Overboard have trawled the decades of the early 20th century to bring together this collection of toe-tapping, quick-stepping tunes of the highest quality.

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion.

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Bright Sparks

Sun 19 Mar 11am & 2.30pm

Link and Rex are Like light and dark, left and right. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Inspired by research into the human brain, Bright Sparks is a playful, visually rich and delightfully humorous show that explores the beauty of difference.

Research into Bright Sparks began at the egg’s 2015 Incubator. The piece looks at the left and right sides of the brain and attempts to debunk the popular and limiting myth that people are either simply ‘logical’ OR ‘creative’. In this wordless production we aim to demonstrate that the human brain actually needs both sides to function together without one dominating the other.

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Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Sun 19 March, 7:30 pm

The Alex Hitchcock Quintet features some of the exciting and distinctive rising stars from London’s vibrant jazz scene.

The group showcase a spirit of openness and interaction, blurring the boundary between written and improvised music, whilst also balancing harmonic curiosity with melodic impact.

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In Conversation with..Maggi Hambling

Wed 22 March, 7:30 pm

In Conversation with…Maggi Hambling The series of intimate evenings continues with the contemporary painter and sculptor, Maggi Hambling CBE, who will talk about her EDGE exhibition that runs at Marlborough…

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Engine Room

Thu 23 March, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including a mother and daughter pairing from Josie Dale-Jones, beautiful puppetry and music from Paul Mosley, and inspiration from the Cthulhu mythos arising from Lucy Grace.

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A Labour of Love

Tue 7 Mar - Fri 24 Mar | 10am-6pm

Inspired by her daughters’ personalities, Deborah Manson’s intricate and colourful heritage quilts are on display in our Common Room.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 26 March, 1:00 pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

It’s the perfect way get over the night before. Bring your friends, bring the papers and let our soothing jazz sounds waft you away to paradise.

Find out more »

Southern Cone Quintet

Sun 26 March, 7:30 pm

Southern Cone Quintet take the traditional dance forms of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and produce new music that is compelling, complex and uninhibited. Their sound includes variations and re-arrangements of Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous folk songs and ancient native chants.

Taking its name from the geographical area in Southern America, it is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

“Absolutely outstanding… Wonderfully romantic”
BBC Radio 3

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Offside

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar, 7.30pm

A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on touchline of a game of a lifetime.

Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 30 March, 7:30 pm

Six storytellers each have ten-minutes to tell their extraordinary story. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.

Your stories told live.

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary evening with the power of words.

Storytellers to be announced.

Find out more »

Séance Fiction

Fri 31 March, 7:30 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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April 2017

Storystock: Mon 3rd April

Mon 3 April, 9.30am - 5pm

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: I Can only Draw Worms

Mon 3 Apr, 10:00am

Come and take this special worm on a hilarious journey with the inimitable Will Mabbitt.

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Storystock: Story Stew

Mon 3 Apr, 1pm

Cook up your own stories in this melting pot of a creative writing workshops.

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Storystock: Tue 4th April

Tue 4 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Who Let the Gods Out?

Tue 4 Apr, 1pm

Author Event & Book signing
Children’s Author Maz Evans presents a fun-filled family fiasco as she uses the world of WHO LET THE GODS OUT? to introduce Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before.

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Storystock: The Story Studio – Storytelling with Elmer & Friends

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 April, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Snuggle in our magical story studio with stories hourly on the half hour with Elmer, the Blue Kangaroo and other favourite animal stories.

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Storystock: Wed 5th April

Wed 5 April, 9:30 am

STORYSTOCK, the travelling circus of stories, is returning to the wonderful Omnibus Theatre in Clapham over the Easter holidays for another 3 day festival celebrating children’s books.

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Storystock: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Tue 4-Wed 5 Apr, 10:00

A multicoloured rumpus of music, puppets and dance bringing the Elmer stories to life.

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Storystock: A Pocketful of Grimms

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 11:30am

STORY POCKET THEATRE presents Grimms’ brothers favourite tales with clowning, puppetry, music & more.

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Storystock: Storyteller, Storyteller

Mon 3 Apr- Wed 5 April, 2.30pm

A feast of clowning, physical silliness and magical storytelling

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Storystock: Once Upon a Yoga Mat

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 2.30pm

A lovely introduction to Yoga for children and their parents based around The Room on the Broom and other stories.

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Storystock: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 3:30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage.

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Storystock: Myth Marathon

Mon 3 Apr - Wed 5 Apr, 4pm

Inspired by the much-loved bestseller Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths by Lucy Coats this new production brings Greek myths to life.

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A Strange New Space

Sun 9 Apr, 11am & 2.30pm

A non-verbal one woman show lasting roughly 50 minutes for 3 – 7 year olds and their families. It’ll contain physical theatre, beautiful hand-made puppets and original music by Matt Huxley.

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Omnibus Writer’s Group

Monday 30 Jan – Monday 10 Apr, 7.30pm

Do you want to write for theatre? Are you looking for inspiration, practical help and a team to kickstart your play?

The Omnibus Writers’ Workshops are hosted by our Literary Department, on Monday evenings at Omnibus from 30th January.

You will be given a series of exercises to complete and tried and tested tools to develop your skills. You will have the chance to work with professional actors and invite an audience to a reading of an extract of your work at Omnibus.

You will benefit from mentoring throughout and once the ten weeks is complete, have a one-to-one coaching session from one of the course tutors.

The Writer’s Group is a positive, welcoming and enthusiastic environment in which writer’s can share their experiences with each other.

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Apollo5

Sun 23 April, 7:30 pm

Apollo5 is a gruop of five outstanding vocalists who perform a cappella, with a repertoire ranging from retro to jazz and pop to classical arrangements. Collaborating with artists such as Joe Stilgoe, they have broadcast live on Resonance FM and BBC Radio 2.

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Séance Fiction

Sat 29 April, 9:00 pm

Step onto the comedy ghost-train and take a ride in the unknown. A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Who is it? We don’t know. What does it want? We don’t know.

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48 Hours on Clapham High Street: A Photo-Essay

Mon 3 April - Sun 30 April

Award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils 48 Hours On Clapham High Street, a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London’s most well-known high streets.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 30 April, 1:00 pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

It’s the perfect way get over the night before. Bring your friends, bring the papers and let our soothing jazz sounds waft you away to paradise.

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Spring Offensive

Tue 18 - Sun 30 Apr | Tue - Sat 7.30pm| Sunday 4pm

Expat April runs a quality establishment on the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Death surrounds it. And sheep, lots of sheep.

There’s dinner to be served and history to pay tribute to. The guests are coming, the sheep are closing in. The table is set for an evening they’ll all remember.

Victoria Willing’s new play is a dark comedy about war, lost boys and fighting for survival.

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May 2017

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Wed 3 - Fri 5 May, 7.30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.

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DOUGH!

Sat 6 May, 11am

Franky is in a mess, a very doughy mess. Unable to resolve the chaos in her kitchen she has to make a journey to an unfamiliar place to get help. Everything tastes, smells and feels different there. Dough! explores how life can be filled with colour and beauty when we step outside the beige world we know. A new family show that explores the richness of different cultures by playing with a common staple familiar to all kitchens.

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Clapham Book Festival: Death in the Afternoon

Sat 6 May, 2pm

Come and hear Clapham Writers’ three top crime and thriller writers discuss their work and their approach to a perennially fascinating subject. Natasha Cooper, former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, leads a lively debate between.

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Clapham Book Festival: The Past Is Another Country

Sat 6 May, 3.30pm

Clapham Writers curate a rich programme of author talks and panel discussions. Three hugely successful writers discuss their attitude to fact, to fiction and the part imagination plays in reconstructing the past.

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Clapham Book Festival: Spies Under The Bed

Sat 6 May, 5pm

From ancient Rome to today’s HUMINT by drone, it’s always been a thrilling and deadly business. Three bestselling writers debate the facts and fiction of spies, led by local author Elizabeth Buchan.

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Clapham Book Festival: An Evening with…Kate Adie

Sat 6 May, 7.30pm

BBC correspondent Kate Adie talks about life on the journalistic front line.

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Sun 7 May, 11am & 2pm

For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch! Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them? An all new musical extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s children’s classic.

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Louisa Staples and Friends

Sun 7 May, 7.30pm

Join Louisa Staples, Joseph Pritchard and Can Arisoy, students at the Yehudi Menuhin School, for an evening of highlights from the solo and chamber music repertoire.

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Bookish

Wed 10-Thu 11 May, 7.30pm

Five mini shows each inspired by a book of your choosing. Each show is a blend of comedy, live original music, a quiz, and stories. Hear tales of taxidermy, learn more about Torville and Dean, find out about stately home ghosts, be reminded of how much cucumber was involved in 1980s cookery or hear a kazoo rendition of a classic eighties ballad! Bookish is a brand new comedy project from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams.

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Circled in the Radio Times

Fri 12 May, 7.30pm

John Osborne tells a beautiful, funny story about how finding a collection of old copies of The Radio Times leads to him piecing together the life of his father, someone he barely knew, and looks at the changing nature of the way all of us watch television.

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The School of Night-Improvised Shakespeare

Sat 13 May, 7.30pm

Revived by maverick genius Ken Campbell, the theatrical heretics have re-formed to summon the muses, raise the dead, and spontaneously create a new Shakespearean play from audience suggestions.

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Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

Sun 14 May, 7.30pm

Winners of the 2015 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, Patchwork Jazz Orchestra are a collective London based ensemble dedicated to championing big band music in a contemporary setting.

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Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Tue 16- Thu 18 May, 7.30pm

Narnia doesn’t exist. Lucy’s just realised. She’s 26.

Lucy’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t guide her through the real world, then perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

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We Are Brontë

Fri 19-Sat 20 May, 7.30pm

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style.

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Fabled

Sun 21 May, 7.30pm

Fabled formed in 2014, when saxophonist/clarinetist Sam Rapley brought together a handful of Britain’s most up-and-coming young musicians to play his original compositions.

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Omniwritten: Adaptations

Sun 21 May, 7.30pm

A new take on an old story. We present an evening of adaptations, new collaborations of much loved stories and their authors rewritten especially for the stage.

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Engine Room

Wed 24 May, 7:30 pm

Four compelling theatre makers perform their new work in a special ‘And That’s Another Story’ edition of Engine Room.

See artists work across different art forms and explore shadow images, tell stories about the flowers referenced in Shakespeare and an adaptation of the compact history of infinity. Putting you at the heart of the creative process, these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 25 May, 7.30pm

Six people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true.

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Lewis Lewis: And Always The Horizon

Tue 2 May - Fri 28 May

We are delighted to have the very evocative work of local artist Lewis Lewis on show at Omnibus during the month of May. Lewis was born in Belfast but has…

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June 2017

Permission Improbable

Sat 3 Jun, 6.30pm

Join the world-changing women of Permission Improbable to ask: what would an improvisation culture grown by women look like? We don’t know the answer. We don’t even know what will happen in this performance. We won’t know until we all find out together.

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Tom Green Septet

Sun 4 June, 7.30pm

Elegant and lively contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves, and memorable melodies at their heart.

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Discover Wandsworth Arts

Sat 10 Jun, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Come and enjoy an experiential back stage tour of this historic building with a personal soundscape. Each tour will last up to half an hour, starting at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.…

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The Faerie Thorn

Thu 8- Sat 10 June, 7.30pm

Based on the book ‘The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories’ by Jane Talbot, Big Telly recreate these dark, imaginative and entrancing tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, broken bargains and unjust trials.

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In Conversation with…Toby Jones

Thu 15 June, 7.30pm

Multi-award winning Toby Jones is one of the most distinguished film, television and stage actors of his generation. Book your tickets to see him in conversation with writer and broadcaster Jonathan Maitland.

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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey

Sun 18 June, 10.30am

My Daddy is a Silly Monkey is the beautiful new picture book from award-winning author and local clapham resident Dianne Hofmeyr, and UK illustrator Carol Thompson, and a heart-warming celebration of fathers everywhere. Join us for a free book reading and craft event this Father’s Day, with Dianne and Carol themselves.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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A Plateful of Jazz

Sun 25 June, 1pm

Sit back and relax in our cosy bar and grab yourself a bite to eat. Now pick up a coffee (or something a little stronger), as we serve up a warming Sunday lunchtime Plateful of Jazz.

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Andrew McCormack and Noemi Nuti

Sun 25 June, 7.30pm

Rising stars Andrew McCormack and Noemi Nuti share an intimate and engaging performance of originals and standards from the Jazz and World repertoire.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 29 June, 7.30pm

Six people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true.

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Drawing Memory : The London Festival of Architecture

Mon 5 – Fri 30 June

Intensely layered and dense London is a key example of how cities and architecture can condense experiences and meld narratives in a rich melting pot of memories. Omnibus and Haptic…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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July 2017

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Fri 21 July, 7.30pm

Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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Thread

Sat 1 July - Mon 31 July, 10am-6pm daily

New paintings, prints and sculpture by Ruth Dupré and Ruth Franklin. The works in this show are a celebration of almost forty years of enduring friendship between two artists with similar impulses.

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Macblair: Charlie Dupré (Falling Sparrow)

Sun 23 - Mon 24 Jul, 7.30pm

It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become…

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